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The OnePlus Nord 2 will be introduced on July 22, but not for the US

The OnePlus Nord 2 will be introduced on July 22, but not for the US

Until now, the OnePlus Nord 2 has only been the subjection of leaks and speculation, unless you count this accidental mention on the company's website. We had heard that it might be the first OnePlus phone to feature a MediaTek processor, and it turns out that's spot on. Today, OnePlus officially acknowledged the existence of the upcoming Nord successor and confirmed that it'll use an exclusive version of the Dimensity 1200 chipset.

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The Realme X7 Max 5G punches above its price range with the help of a new chip

The Realme X7 Max 5G punches above its price range with the help of a new chip

When you see that a phone has a MediaTek processor, you tend to assume that it's going to be a budget model. You might want to check that assumption, starting now: the Realme X7 Max 5G is a flagship design from top to bottom, and it's packing MediaTek silicon. In fact, it's the first phone to use the company's flagship Dimensity 1200 chip outside of the Chinese domestic market.

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New Nvidia partnership could hint at Chromebooks with RTX graphics

New Nvidia partnership could hint at Chromebooks with RTX graphics

Nvidia hasn't exactly set the world on fire with its Tegra line of Arm-based mobile processors. Outside of its own excellent SHIELD hardware (and notably the Nintendo Switch), it's basically dead. But the company is hoping to breathe new life into its Arm ambitions by doubling down on what it does best: graphics. In a press release, Nvidia announced that it's working with major chip supplier MediaTek to combine Arm-based architecture with its RTX line of graphics cards.

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Asus reveals the Chromebook CM3, but it's not the one you were waiting for

Asus reveals the Chromebook CM3, but it's not the one you were waiting for

Asus Chromebooks have been a popular choice for buyers thanks to a mix of low price and solid fit and finish. The company's latest model is the Chromebook Flip CM3, also known as the CM3200. It's an ARM-powered convertible laptop, not the detachable, Lenovo Duet-style tablet we were expecting, though that model may come later.

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MediaTek finally joins the mmWave 5G race

MediaTek finally joins the mmWave 5G race

MediaTek has finally revealed its first mmWave-compatible 5G modem. Though the technology is most popular here in the 'States (where it's also kinda useless), carriers continue to champion its incredible speeds while conveniently overlooking its many limitations. But soon, you'll be able to enjoy losing that super-fast connection when you cross the street on a MediaTek phone, too.

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MediaTek wants to put its new chips in your next 5G phone

MediaTek wants to put its new chips in your next 5G phone

MediaTek has just announced two new 5G-compatible chipsets for upcoming phones: The Dimensity 1200 and 1100. Incrementally improving on the prior Dimensity 1000, these new chips pack better A78 cores, hit faster display refresh rates, and they're built in TSMC's newer 6nm node. Mediatek hopes they'll end up in your next phone — assuming you can live without mmWave 5G and can stomach the wait.

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Acer's new Chromebooks for education include spill-proof keyboards and antimicrobial coatings

Acer's new Chromebooks for education include spill-proof keyboards and antimicrobial coatings

Schools will be spoiled for choice from Acer as they consider upgrading their Chromebook fleets this year. Five new models are coming into play with all of them certified to take a beating from kids and a splatter of bacteria. Plus, one of them being a Qualcomm LTE-connectable device.

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Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G makes its international debut in India

Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G makes its international debut in India

While I'd love to see the rollable phone they teased last year, Oppo is starting 2021 with the launch of its Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G in India. It's a global variant of the Reno 5 Pro that launched in China in December 2020 and it can be expected to hit more markets soon.

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MediaTek-powered phones outsold Qualcomm for the first time in Q3 2020

MediaTek-powered phones outsold Qualcomm for the first time in Q3 2020

For a long time, Qualcomm has shipped by far the most smartphone chips — something especially true for the premium segment. But the American semiconductor giant has started to feel the heat in the entry-level and budget space. MediaTek managed to upset the status quo by pushing Qualcomm into the second spot in the quarter ending September 2020, and now leads the overall chipset market.

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MediaTek announces three new chipsets for smartphones and Chromebooks, plus a premium teaser

MediaTek announces three new chipsets for smartphones and Chromebooks, plus a premium teaser

Today might be all about Apple's event, but chipset manufacturer MediaTek is also kicking off its executive summit, where it has revealed three new chipsets: two destined for upcoming Chromebooks and one for lower-end Android phones. Their names vary when it comes to marketability, but they'll all end up in products you'll see over the coming year or two.

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